October 26, 2010

Crosby Club Wedding : Rancho Santa Fe Wedding

It’s so exciting to share photos from Melissa and Brendan’s Crosby Club wedding!

Normally, black and white-themed weddings are pretty hard to pull off, but true to form, Melissa and Brendan do not disappoint.  I just love their style and demeanor, and it’s such an honor to create their Crosby Club wedding photos.

Getting Ready Photos at the Crosby Club

Melissa’s custom-made gown looked great in this image, but it looked even better on the bride. Melissa is tall, which necessitated bridal flats. Christian Louboutin, of course.

The bride steps into her custom gown with the help of her bridesmaids before her Crosby Club wedding.

bride lets out a joyous laugh after getting into wedding gown in crosby club bridal suite

Melissa screams with joy as she sees herself in her gown for the first time.

grooms sit around conference table and are reflected off the surface before crosby club wedding

Brendan and his groomsmen, and a nice bottle of scotch, are brilliantly reflected off the surface of the table as they get ready for the ceremony.

Rancho Santa Fe Wedding Ceremony

Brendan’s black and white theme even carried down to the flowers and their vases. In all my years photographing weddings, this is still the coolest take on a guestbook I’ve ever seen. Guests were invited to type messages on a long scroll of paper using a vintage typewriter.

two bridesmaids hold hands behind backs as bride and groom get married in rancho santa fe

Two of Melissa’s bridesmaids hold hands for comfort as Melissa and Brendan exchange vows.

wedding guests toss white rose petals bride and groom walk down after ceremony in rancho santa fe

Wedding guests shower Melissa and Brendan with white rose petals as they recess down the aisle.

The gorgeous Melissa in her stunning custom-made gown.

Melissa, a professional fashion stylist, knew this vintage parasol would be just the right accessory to put these wedding photos over the top!

The light opened up just as we settled into portraits. This image hangs on the wall of the catering director’s office at the Crosby Club.

Dinner and Dancing in the Crosby Club Ballroom

I love this idea! These miniature white pumpkins with guests’ escort cards were the perfect accent to the minimalist wedding decor. The wedding cake was an exercise in minimalism, too.

bride and groom first dance at crosby club wedding reception

Melissa and Brendan share a kiss as guests watch their first dance.

bride laughs and groom puts palm to face as toasts are read during wedding reception

The newlyweds’ expressions were priceless during the speeches.

bride kisses groom at end of wedding reception

Melissa and Brendan sneak a kiss as they watch the evening unfold.

Special thanks to the amazing ladies from Ever After Events for their stylistic and organizational prowess and making sure everything ran smoothly!

Planning a Rancho Santa Fe wedding? I’d love to chat! Check my portfolio and then hit me up for a consultation!

Check out this other great wedding I photographed at the Crosby Club! You may also enjoy this lovely Inn at Rancho Santa Fe wedding!

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very important for me . I started photgrapy and I m new please

very important for me . I started photgrapy and I m new please

Hi,first Congratulations to the groom and bride

Wonderful Photos. Which machine used ? Canon, Nikon or another ? and model name . Please, I am very wonder. 🙂 Good Works

I will check this page.

Hi,first Congratulations to the groom and bride

Wonderful Photos. Which machine used ? Canon, Nikon or another ? and model name . Please, I am very wonder. 🙂 Good Works

I will check this page.

What a fantastic photojournalistic capture of this wedding! Also love the bride’s sash, and when her hair comes down.

What a fantastic photojournalistic capture of this wedding! Also love the bride’s sash, and when her hair comes down.

….beautiful brendon and melissa!!!!! you even made me look good. uncle george

….beautiful brendon and melissa!!!!! you even made me look good. uncle george

Congratulations!A Great Day!
Beautiful Photos!
Dad

Congratulations!A Great Day!
Beautiful Photos!
Dad

amazing. simply amazing. the wedding was like a dream and even these pictures don’t seem real! you perfectly captured our perfect day. thank you so much!
xoxox
m. (the new mrs!)

amazing. simply amazing. the wedding was like a dream and even these pictures don’t seem real! you perfectly captured our perfect day. thank you so much!
xoxox
m. (the new mrs!)

Amazing! Gorgeous couple! Love these photos.

Amazing! Gorgeous couple! Love these photos.

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